A Place of My Own


A Place of My Own, in which Michale Pollan builds a hut in the woods — deliberately. Huh?  This continues my belief that all of Pollan’s books are all parts of the larger  Pollan meta-narrative.  He starts by discussing the fact that this is his second book and second books are in some ways the hardest.   We end with the writing hut which becomes something of a character making cameos in future books, not unlike the actual members of his family.  Also, he has not yet hit on his four topic formula — which I quite like.

I really like that these first two books are staged on his property and are directly tied to his family and their home.  Additionally, I admire how he uses this intimate and domestic setting to explore the larger issues of gardening and architecture.

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